Wrist Scan for May 9th is open now!! Theme: "Watches which make us smile"

May 09, 2019,08:30 AM

Hello dear Watch Loving Friends!

It is my pleasure to Host this week end our classic Wrist Scan contest.

As I said in my previous announcement  the watches in our collections give us lots of enjoyment and satisfaction, but I´m sure all of us own some timepieces which bring us "something special" to our souls...  a plus which we can´t easily define in words, but which invariably bring us a big smile each time we view them on our wrists.

I feel very fortunate to own several watches which could easily fit in this category, but I am showing here just two of them:

My old faithful Submariner 1680 which I have shown many times and which accompanies me since I got it Brand new in 1977 is one of them.

I wear it with pride knowing this is all I can expect from a good watch: a classic, tough, reliable and noble watch and movement in a timepiece I have worn for many many years as my only watch. Scuba diving, at the beach, 24 hours on my wrist.

The other watch is a very recent catch of last year: My FF Tribute to Mil Specs. The exact size (40 mm case) I was expecting from Blancpain for years had finally arrived and it was not easy for me to get my example till the kind help of a nice friend is Switzerland made it posible to own it.

These two make me so happy every time I strap them to my wrist!! Can´t avoid a big smile in my face viewing them!!

 I warmly invite all our members to show us your "Watches which make you Smile".

To the new members I remind that we have three categories and that they can post pictures for just one or the three of them if you wish. They are:

Best watch of the week
Best wrist scan
Best Static shot

Now I solemnly declare: WS Thread is open Now !!

Have a Superb week end my dear friends!

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Cheers! [nt]

 By: ctzn : May 9th, 2019-08:46

Thank you again! [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : May 9th, 2019-08:48

The watch that makes me smile the most?

 By: NickO : May 9th, 2019-08:35
The one that’s incoming!! This is such a sickness..... 😀 NickO

👍🏻😅 [nt]

 By: MCG (Markus) : May 9th, 2019-08:40

They all do! The day a watch fails to make me smile is the day I wave it goodbye from the collection :)

 By: NickO : May 9th, 2019-10:46
But this one will always be special. It introduced me to De Bethune, to the Independents, and started my love for "crazy" watches. In two years time, it will be the first and only watch I've ever owned for a decade. So, yeah, big smile here NickO p.s. I l...  

Wonderful DB 👌🏻

 By: KMII : May 9th, 2019-10:55
And I know very well what you mean with the 11 minutes 😉

Thank you so much for your awesome entry NickO! That´s the watch I wished to see: its an special piece which provoques an special feeling: a Big Smile on you. And it is easy to...

 By: Subexplorer : May 9th, 2019-12:50
... understand why! I agree with your policy of letting go those pieces which doesn´t provoques smiles anymore! Great shot as well! ... even if it took eleven minutes to get it! Lol! Hagwe! Abel

On a sunny day...

 By: keks : May 9th, 2019-14:58
even something this simple can force me into a smile... ...  

It is the little things in ljfe...

 By: keks : May 9th, 2019-21:53
That we should cherish!

Lovely shot, and...

 By: KMII : May 9th, 2019-21:19
I can certainly see where the smile comes from 😉


 By: keks : May 9th, 2019-21:52

Alas, nothing incoming at this precise moment, was just speaking in general terms

 By: NickO : May 9th, 2019-12:21
But ask me again next week and the answer may be different 😀

The watch that restarted my collecting again after a 20 year hiatus...

 By: Emil Wojcik : May 9th, 2019-08:45
it's also the watch that caused me to find the PuristS forums! ...  

The Millenary deserved much more success IMHO 😊

 By: KMII : May 9th, 2019-10:58
Definitely one of the watches on my list for the first serious chronograph, which brought me to this forum 5 years ago 😉 The race was won by the Chopard LUC Chrono One but I still regularly check out Millenarys. Sadly never had one on the wrist yet 🤷🏻‍♂️ ... 

Actually most (if not all) of my watches make me smile...

 By: MCG (Markus) : May 9th, 2019-08:46
But I am not a impulse buyer... For today its my Omega SpeedyTuesday... 😍 ...  

Thank you so much Markus for your wonderful entry!! Superb and cool shots and a very special Speedy! I also own this one and I must confess that it brings me big smiles as well!

 By: Subexplorer : May 9th, 2019-08:51
I love these canvas straps you added in suit with your pants! Great outfitt! Have a nice week end Markus! Cheers! Abel

shadow or light..

 By: psfparis : May 9th, 2019-09:07
it makes me smile. i love this watch well balanced, simple, a touch of red, under the radar... ...  

What a superb Milgauss!

 By: KMII : May 9th, 2019-10:59
And sublime pictures of it, too 👍🏻

Absolutely agreed!! [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : May 9th, 2019-13:02

Hello Psfparis!! How avoid smiling with this beauty on the wrist !!! This is one of the references I miss in my colection. Your description is perfect... under the radar but...

 By: Subexplorer : May 9th, 2019-13:02
... a balanced, classic design and the touch of red is the little Devilish detail which adds to its charm. Great shots! Keep enjoying and smiling with it my friend! Hagwe! Abel

thanks mate [nt]

 By: psfparis : May 10th, 2019-01:09

What a beauty [nt]

 By: ChristianDK : May 10th, 2019-20:50

Fantastic strap combination, MCG!

 By: KMII : May 9th, 2019-10:59
And great SpeedyTuesday 👌🏻

Of all my watches, this one makes me smile the most.

 By: rob102 : May 9th, 2019-09:14
First off, I know this is not original. This watch started out many years ago as a 1981 16014 datejust with a fluted bezel and yellow Buckley dial. That I kept in my collection mainly due to it being my birth year. Then 3 Christmases or so ago, my wife wa...  

A charming watch with a most charming story behind Rob!! How nice of you sharing with us!! ... I absolutely understand your feelings...

 By: Subexplorer : May 9th, 2019-13:13
... about this piece notwithstanding it has a non original dial. A fun piece with a lovely gesture of your wife and a good reason to smile when viewing it on your wrist. As a matter of fact I tell you I have been looking after an Oyster Perpetual or Datej...  

True words, Abel...

 By: KMII : May 9th, 2019-21:22
Sometimes taking things less seriously goes a long way towards making life enjoyable 😉👍🏻

Haha ...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 10th, 2019-10:16
That’s made me smile Abel 😊

Great Rob! [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : May 10th, 2019-13:37

Simply perfect 👌 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 10th, 2019-10:16

Love this theme Abel

 By: Chrisparet : May 9th, 2019-09:32
These 2 watches for me My 16660 patina makes me smille each time I wear it And this Air King I find funny Best Christian ...  

This one definitely

 By: Tyo : May 9th, 2019-09:43

Simply fantastic, Tyo!

 By: KMII : May 9th, 2019-11:03
I wish I started with this hobby a couple of years earlier 😉👍🏻

ha ha ha!! Agree!! [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : May 9th, 2019-13:37

Here are some of mine...

 By: KMII : May 9th, 2019-10:33
In no particular order: ...  

The Playboy!!! [nt]

 By: amanico : May 9th, 2019-11:23

I was pretty sure it would 😉👍🏻

 By: KMII : May 9th, 2019-21:23
It’s in a way so unlikely and yet so charming 😊 Thanks a lot, Watchonthewrist 🙏🏻

Marvelous timepieces my dear friend KM!! Eclectic selection with some wonderful formal pieces such as the VC, to funny whimsical like the Play boy watch.

 By: Subexplorer : May 9th, 2019-13:43
Charming fun shot with our Zenith Chrono, and an spacial looking digital Amida. It shows that horological smiles can be found by different approaches of enjoying watches. Have a nice week end my dear friend! Abel

Likewise to you, Abel!

 By: KMII : May 9th, 2019-21:26
And I certainly agree with you - fun can be had at all ends of the spectrum 😉 Even the whimsical Seiko 2220-0630 Playboy branded watch came with quite surprising features, such as a hand wound hi-beat movement and for the time a very rare palladium plated... 

Any of those would provoke a smile in me too!

 By: keks : May 9th, 2019-21:59
Some cool pieces there!

A small, eclectic selection 😉

 By: KMII : May 9th, 2019-22:31
But in this point I am with several others here - when a watch fails to make you smile, it’s probably time for a new home 😊 Thanks Keks!

Is that a giraffe in your pocket...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 10th, 2019-10:14
Or are you just pleased to see us 🦒

Certainly both 😂

 By: KMII : May 10th, 2019-14:29
This and others of the kind (not necessarily giraffes but LEGO animals) are now frequent companions 😉

You bad boy ! [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 10th, 2019-14:41

Thanks a lot ChristianDK 🙏🏻

 By: KMII : May 10th, 2019-22:43
Just took some recent shots 😊

These are two fantastic watches, Abel!

 By: KMII : May 9th, 2019-10:35
And no wonder they make you smile 😊 Some superb shots, like always, too 👍🏻

Only for your eyes....

 By: nautilus5712g : May 9th, 2019-11:08
My name is ...Bond, James Bond.... After 50 years... Luca ...  

Very cool! [nt]

 By: amanico : May 9th, 2019-11:28

This is my only colored gold watch

 By: Saxon : May 9th, 2019-11:12
the warmth of the gold is like sunshine and makes me smile ...  

Love the combo of gold case and blue strap!

 By: NT931 : May 10th, 2019-07:29
And that is a beautiful vintage patek indeed

Ok, my selection...

 By: amanico : May 9th, 2019-11:27
Among others... ...  

Yes, my friend. [nt]

 By: amanico : May 9th, 2019-21:39

All smile-worthy, Nico...

 By: KMII : May 9th, 2019-21:29
But the roof tile shot of your Freak - astounding 👌🏻👌🏻👌🏻

So many reasons for you to smile...

 By: keks : May 9th, 2019-21:52
When will the doors to your personal museum open I wonder? You have some incredible pieces, hope you find time to enjoy them all! I struggle to find enough with the tiny collection I have...

That needs to happen...

 By: keks : May 11th, 2019-21:42

Thank you, jmp. [nt]

 By: amanico : May 10th, 2019-10:06

Agreed! [nt]

 By: amanico : May 10th, 2019-10:16

LOL 😂 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 10th, 2019-10:17

A killer lineup - OMG! [nt]

 By: ChristianDK : May 10th, 2019-20:57

Vintage and Modern - what else does one need!

 By: Seeks : May 11th, 2019-04:51
Especially in these conditions . the Freak is such a wonder and photographs really well too best regards

I have of course already shown this, but the first watch I thought of for this week's WristScan is without doubt my latest Patek...

 By: FabR : May 9th, 2019-11:30
Ref. 5177G-010, produced last year with an enamel dial that represents the borough of Boccadasse, in my hometown of Genova. Here it is -- looking forward to seeing them (the watch and the town) again in a couple of weeks! Cheers. ...  

Hello Fab! No explanation needed to understand your smiles when viewing this stunning timepiece. It surely must provoke strong emotions to own and wear a unique fine watch with this ...

 By: Subexplorer : May 9th, 2019-13:57
... marvelous rendition of the place where you live. A marvelous place I know only through pictures but I wish to visit some day soon. Keep loving, enjoying and smiling with it!! Hagwe! Abel

Superb piece indeed!

 By: KMII : May 9th, 2019-21:31
And a lovely background to go with it 👍🏻

Would make me smile too...

 By: keks : May 9th, 2019-21:48
Such an amazing piece! So beautiful!

Simply perfect...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 10th, 2019-00:25
I must visit this beautiful place.

what a marvel to behold !

 By: Seeks : May 11th, 2019-04:53
many congrats on landing this one best regards

Sorry posted wrongly

 By: FRAMII : May 9th, 2019-11:47
The one for me must be my 5131R ...  

Hello FRAMII ! Welcome to our Wrist Scan feature!! PP World Timers are the Kings among World Time watches. The cloisonee dial of your example is simply breathtaking!

 By: Subexplorer : May 9th, 2019-14:00
What a pleasure to wear it on your wrist!! I surely would smile too with it on My wrist! Hagwe! Abel.

Fabulous 🥂 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 10th, 2019-10:12

Great Theme dear Abel ,

 By: Watchonthewrist : May 9th, 2019-13:43
Most watches of mine give me a smile on my face (if not its goodbuy for that watch ) but the watch that gives me the biggest smile on my face is my latest incoming . My Joker . ...  

Thanks my friend . [nt]

 By: Watchonthewrist : May 10th, 2019-00:50

Can´t think about a better smile maker my dear friend Watchonthewrist!! This a very unique piece, playful and fun. Guess we have a winner here!!

 By: Subexplorer : May 9th, 2019-14:23
Agree that only those watches which make us smile should remain in a collection. Hagwe my friend!! PS: I´m intrigued by the gold engine in your second shot. ??

Thanks dear Abel .

 By: Watchonthewrist : May 10th, 2019-00:49
Its a beer tap made from a Trabant engine 😉

It’s only natural, Watchonthewrist!

 By: KMII : May 9th, 2019-21:34
It’s the whimsical face of high horology and so fantastically executed 👌🏻 Enjoy it a lot!

That it is!

 By: KMII : May 11th, 2019-22:37
You went for the titanium one, right?

This is your week 🥳 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 10th, 2019-10:11

There we go.. the winner for this Smile WS theme!

 By: Seeks : May 11th, 2019-04:55
i thought of this Joker when I saw Abel’s selection for the theme. best regards

It's good to look towards the future

 By: jml_watches : May 9th, 2019-15:21
Hi My Futurematic is always a pleasure to wear, perfect size & something slightly different. Took a while to get it & the journey was a bit more interesting than I'd hoped for, but a sure fire keeper & always good to wear. It's always good to look to the ...  

Great classic on your wrist JML! And in a fantastic condition! Well worth the time and efforts invested in finding such a great example.

 By: Subexplorer : May 9th, 2019-18:21
And the smile it provokes in you a reward to those efforts! Have a nice week end my friend! Abel

Thanks :) [nt]

 By: jml_watches : May 10th, 2019-02:44

With cream 🍦 ? [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 10th, 2019-13:40

Always :) [nt]

 By: jml_watches : May 10th, 2019-14:38

🍻 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 10th, 2019-14:40

Quite a few in the collection make me smile, whether vintage or modern

 By: NT931 : May 9th, 2019-22:35
But I'll go with what's on my wrist this Fri, a 39mm vintage GP chrono with a cheery red pulsations dial, a dash of patina, and blued hands. ...  

Great patina 👍 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 10th, 2019-10:08

Hello dear NT931!! We are fortunate of owning several smile maker watches!! This one you show is a great example of the type which make us smile. I can well understand because...

 By: Subexplorer : May 10th, 2019-11:56
... I own a similar dialed one. A mono pulsoir though. These are old classics with an special charm in their beautiful complex dials. Thank you for sharing!! Hagwe! Abel PS: Mine says hello! ...  

identical twins

 By: Seeks : May 11th, 2019-04:58
Congrats to both of u !

top shot dear NT

 By: Seeks : May 11th, 2019-04:57
39mm is a great size too best regards

It smiles back.:)

 By: fernando : May 9th, 2019-23:59
HAGWE! fernando ...  

Thank you Nico. [nt]

 By: fernando : May 10th, 2019-18:47

Now this one is definitely one to make one smile

 By: NT931 : May 10th, 2019-07:30
I've been searching for one without much success for a few months since a friend showed me a pic. Your pic amply illustrates it's charms!

Superb chrono Fernando!! Such a classic design of case and "smiling" dial makes a delight to view and wear. It certainly seems to smile at you and can easily understand...

 By: Subexplorer : May 10th, 2019-08:51
... it provokes a smile on your face. Have a nice week end my friend and thank you for your participation! Cheers! Abel

Thank you! [nt]

 By: fernando : May 10th, 2019-18:49

Superb shot Fernando

 By: Seeks : May 11th, 2019-04:59
I seem to remember you posting the back of this watch too awhile back .. very cool best regards

Thanks a lot dear Rob for your kind comments! Yes, the bezel insert has turned a ghost grayish hue very nice. Regretably it has a little nick at 14 minutes but I didn´t wish ...

 By: Subexplorer : May 10th, 2019-08:53
... to change it to mantain its originality. It is an old and faithful companion of my life! Cheers! Abel

Black dials . . .

 By: Dr No : May 10th, 2019-08:35
. . . make me smile. [ Ca '56 Ω ref 2846, cal 500] Especially when they're vintage. And even more when they're Omegas. ...  

Just retrieved yesterday from my watchmaker . . .

 By: Dr No : May 10th, 2019-09:04
. . . after scoring it on eBay a few months ago. Incorrect crown and seconds hand when it arrived, both issues corrected by yours truly with a little searching and scavenging ;-) . . .

Like . . .

 By: Dr No : May 10th, 2019-10:45
. . . anisette nero . . . Black licorice? . . . no?

Superb Omega...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 10th, 2019-10:06
Vintage heaven !

"They don't make 'em . . .

 By: Dr No : May 10th, 2019-10:51
. . . like they used to." ;-) ...  

Ha ha ha!! [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : May 10th, 2019-12:00

LOL [nt]

 By: Watchonthewrist : May 10th, 2019-12:44

Stunning pair..

 By: ChristianDK : May 10th, 2019-12:52
of ladies. HAGWE, Art Christian

As Nilo was fond of saying, . . .

 By: Dr No : May 10th, 2019-17:04
. . . "44 is the new 42."

LOL - I have to agree to that 😄 [nt]

 By: ChristianDK : May 10th, 2019-21:05
No message body

Great pair ! [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 11th, 2019-02:29

Here it is again . . .

 By: Dr No : May 11th, 2019-01:55
. . . in a natural setting. At Uncle Jake's avocado orchards earlier today. The flowers could've been painted by Van Gogh . . . ...  

Avocado orchard?

 By: KMII : May 11th, 2019-22:40
One learns something new every day 😂

Same here! [nt]

 By: amanico : May 11th, 2019-23:59

Many years ago, Daos posted her visit to our family orchards . . .

 By: Dr No : May 12th, 2019-14:26
. . . on TimeOut. I'm sure that thread can be located thru the search engine. Try Uncle Jake , lemons, and avocado .

Gotcha!! A beautiful report indeed!! https://www.watchprosite.com/page-wf.forumpost/fi-686/pi-4730508/ti-722863/s-0/t--the-tiny-truck-uncle-jakes-farm-other-adventures/

 By: Subexplorer : May 13th, 2019-06:48
Enjoyed reading and viewing pictures so much!! And the poetic Daoes prose is fantastic describing the experience!! Cheers! Abel

Just a quick and dirty

 By: Jocke - Bad Santa : May 10th, 2019-10:35
I mean clean one from the shower. ...  

Top shot! [nt]

 By: amanico : May 10th, 2019-11:37

Today's piece makes me smile.....V&C

 By: Tim Jackson : May 10th, 2019-14:33
Different lighting outdoors changes the look... HAGWE All, Cheers, Tim ...  

This VC always makes me smile

 By: timerider : May 10th, 2019-19:08
and wins the lug competition. Here’s a watch I know will make you smile. Best, Timerider ...  

Thank you Sir! It is also one of the most

 By: timerider : May 11th, 2019-20:05
admired and commented watches in the collection. That might be a good Wristscan topic, your most commented (hate to say popular) upon watch. Best to all, Tim

Thanks Nico! [nt]

 By: Tim Jackson : May 11th, 2019-12:11

Those lugs 😍 [nt]

 By: Watchonthewrist : May 11th, 2019-00:18

Indeed! Thanks. [nt]

 By: Tim Jackson : May 11th, 2019-12:12

Cheers, Abel! [nt]

 By: Tim Jackson : May 11th, 2019-12:12

Cheers my friend! [nt]

 By: Subexplorer : May 11th, 2019-15:28

My Submariner 5513 Maxi MK1 (1978)...

 By: Franksc7 : May 10th, 2019-18:32
Makes me very happy every time I put it on. Recently fitted with an OEM T39 Superdome acrylic crystal. The simplicity of the no date two line matte dial is just sublime for me. ...  

Dear Abel, if I had these watch collection of yours...

 By: Seeks : May 11th, 2019-00:43
I’d be happy too! My submission for this week’s happy ws is this AP 15202 and some red meat. Not sure which makes my heart faster Best regards ...  

Hello dear Seeks! Thank you! You are very kind my friend. Great shot! You know we are very fond of meats down here. This piece you show looks delicious! As delicious as your ...

 By: Subexplorer : May 11th, 2019-05:50
... 15202. What a wonderful timepiece! I got one with a white dial which brings me a Broad Smile each time I wear it!! A true favorite! Enjoy your meat and a wonderful week end my friend!! Abel

Many thanks dear Abel for kind words

 By: Seeks : May 11th, 2019-10:42
Please post the white dial one when you get the chance! Never tire of looking ! Best regards

Thank you again my friend!! The 15202 is such a lovely watch!!

 By: Subexplorer : May 11th, 2019-15:27
here is mine which is a pleasure for me to share! As you know it is a watch which always brings a big smile to our faces!! Cheers!! Abel ...  

Nice shots of this white dear Abel

 By: Seeks : May 12th, 2019-05:23
Many thanks for sharing

Now that’s a combination...

 By: KMII : May 11th, 2019-22:47
That makes me hungry both culinarily and horologically 😂👌🏻


 By: KMII : May 12th, 2019-08:01
I wonder why 🤔😉😂


 By: S F : May 11th, 2019-02:06
Hi Abel, a superb 1680! A quick GMTM smile from me . Cheers! SF ...  

What a fantastic picture, S F!

 By: KMII : May 11th, 2019-22:48
A smile indeed 😊👌🏻

Great theme, Abel!

 By: COUNT DE MONET : May 12th, 2019-02:15
This one is at the top end (monetary) speaking of my small collection, that makes me smile, because of ist beautiful face. And this one at the bottom end makes me smile because of its pusher in the crown and it is the most costeffective way to own a split...  

Thank you!

 By: COUNT DE MONET : May 12th, 2019-02:35
A shame that the subdial on the 1815 did not upload as on the original photo: no distortion there.

This always brings a smile...

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 12th, 2019-02:54

You must be laughing all the way to the bank

 By: COUNT DE MONET : May 12th, 2019-07:28
That is a serious, hefty modern Patek. Maybe the most masculine Patek ever?